Student Success

Home Depot Exec and Georgia State Alumna Ann-Marie Campbell Shares Lessons from Experience

Ann-Marie Campbell’s rise from Home Depot cashier to president of the company’s Southern Division is a classic American Dream story, but she always mentions that it didn’t happen without help — or an occasional push to think bigger.

“I’ve always been a confident person, so when there have been times that I’ve lacked confidence, it’s… more »

Delia Cochran and Sharon Schachter: Women Leading, By Example

Women didn’t exactly have a wide range of opportunities when Sharon Shachter and Delia Cochran began their careers. “At that time,” Schachter remembers, “you could be a nurse, a teacher, or a flight attendant. That was pretty much it.” She became a flight attendant; Cochran became a nurse.

In time, though, both women achieved positions… more »

Noah Yasarturk Doesn’t Back Down from an Intellectual Challenge

The Presidential Scholarship is among the top awards an incoming Georgia State student can receive. In addition to covering full tuition, fees and on-campus housing for four years, it provides stipends for living expenses and study-abroad programs. It also includes automatic acceptance to Georgia State’s Honors College, which offers smaller classes, specialized advising and… more »

Amazing Achievement on Display at 52nd Annual Distinguished Alumni Awards

A Georgia State degree has the power to prepare graduates for success and achievement beyond what they ever thought possible. It’s easy to talk about that as an abstract concept, but Georgia State’s annual Distinguished Alumni Awards provide living proof.

The 52nd awards ceremony, to be held Friday, Oct. 2 in the Student Center… more »

School’s Never Out for Patricia Oliver

On a beautiful spring afternoon in downtown Atlanta, as students stroll through Woodruff Park thinking about how they’ll soon be done with college, Priscilla Oliver is talking about how she loved studying so much that she chose to go back for additional degrees.

“I didn’t know it at the time,” Oliver says of her early… more »

Legacy in the Making

Legacy in the Making

Georgia State runs in the family for Anna Boswell. The travel-loving junior wasn’t the first in her family to attend Georgia State. Boswell’s great-grandmother graduated with a bachelor of commercial science degree in 1938. Boswell is a recent recipient of the Alumni Association Legacy Scholarship.

Given her strong familial ties… more »

New Single-Year Giving Total Headlines Long List of New Records for Georgia State

With $43.5 million raised in fiscal year 2014-15, Georgia State University broke its previous fundraising record and passed the $40 million mark for the first time ever.

As impressive as that number is, it is only the first on a long list of records and milestones from Georgia State’s most successful fundraising year ever.

“The… more »


The Honeycutt Fellowship: A Show of Support for Georgia State Student Researchers

Kate McCann doesn’t play on any of Georgia State’s athletic teams, but she’s still got at least two people in her cheering section — Kenneth and Georganne Honeycutt, whose eponymous fellowship has helped support her as she pursues a Ph.D. in neuroscience.

A fellowship “doesn’t have to pay for fees, it doesn’t have to… more »

Sarah Agnew Finds Her Beach in Downtown Atlanta

Beaches, bathing suits, palm trees and cheering crowds: Thanks to the Summer Olympics and the success of the Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Tour, it doesn’t take long for the words “sand volleyball” to conjure up some very specific images in people’s minds.

At Georgia State, on the other hand, you can swap out the… more »

For Camilo Benitez, the American Dream is Coming True at Georgia State

Ever since his father was a young boy in Colombia, Camilo Benitez says, he wanted to come to the United States so that he could give his family a shot at a better life. If his son’s experience is any indication, he succeeded.

Just weeks into his junior year at Georgia State, Camilo was interviewing… more »